Get around Oak Park’s Attractions, Historical Sites Comfortably in a Rented Bus
Check out Oak Park’s Gorgeous Mansions, Historical Museums and Recreational Parks
To the surprise of many, Oak Park has a very active and thriving arts community, in part, thanks to its close proximity to Chicago. It features countless theaters, music halls, dance schools, fine arts organizations, galleries and museums within the city limits. And you don’t have to go very far out of the city to gain access to the multiple arts and cultural attractions in Chicago itself. Located very near to each of these art attractions are also clusters of charming stores, international restaurants and an exciting night scene. If you are an art lover visiting Oak Park, don’t forget to check out Circle Theater, Oak Park Festival Theater and Momenta. Important festivals in Oak Park includes the July 4th celebration which attracts tens of thousands of visitors from neighboring communities to Oak Park-River Forest High School’s stadium and A Day in Our Village festival is held every June.
Oak Park is also home to some of the most amazing museums and historical homes that you should check out, thanks to the contribution of Frank Lloyd Wright, a famous architect who was commissioned to design some of the city’s most treasured gems. Most of these historical landmarks are also available for social events like wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate functions, business meetings, field trips, church retreats, promotional tours, road shows, exhibitions and much, much more. US Coachways, in the meantime, is ready to help you find reliable, safe and modern charter buses, mini buses, school buses, tour buses, limousines and other exotic vehicles for these events in and around Illinois. We look forward to working with you in the very near future.
Suggestions, Tips and Travel Ideas about Oak Park’s Top Attractions
In an effort to help our customers make the most of their time when they visit Oak Park, we have compiled a list of useful suggestions and have pointed out some worthwhile historical points of interest to visit. We hope it will make planning your travel itinerary easier.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — If you are bringing kids with you to Oak Park, do not miss the golden opportunity to bring the charter bus to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. It is great to spend a few hours letting your hair down and learn something new together with the kids. You will find yourself lost in a curious world of weather experiments and confusing mirror mazes.
- Art & Culture — If this is your first time in Oak Park, the first place to stop by would be the Oak Park Visitors Center where you can find a fine array of information and a flood of booklets, brochures, flyers and handy documents that you can bring with you during your tour of the city. Lake Theater comes with a deep-rooted history and offers 7 multiplex-style theaters for you to enjoy. Part of the fun of catching a show at this theater is the comfortable, cosy and charming old-school atmosphere that it effortlessly provide patrons. It is unpretentious and schedules up a large number of movies from Hollywood and independent production houses. Oak Park Festival Theater is THE place you would want to visit if you love the outdoors and dramatic stage plays. The theater has a strong and impressive lineup of shows all year round so, visit the website for more information before heading over.
- Restaurant & Shopping — One of the best things about going shopping in downtown Oak Park is that there is a nice mix of retail outlets selling charming and unique items everywhere. For instance, if you are looking for unique men’s clothing, there is always stores like BALANI Custom Clothiers, and you can also get your hands of artwork and handmade crafts from all around the world at Ten Thousand Villages, comics and books from The Book Table, unique women clothing and fashion accessories at Muse, fun toys at Pumpkin Moon and a great collection home decor and antique items from Careful Peach Boutique. Oak Park’s nice mix of culture means that you can easily find cuisine from all around the world in the city’s downtown area. It includes mouth-watering Brazilian food like black bean and meat stew at Taste of Brasil, delicious gluten-free Latin American dishes like arepa de ropa vieja from Maya Del Sol, dig into a savory Beef Bourguignon from The Little Gem Cafe, order up some unique Mexican dishes at New Rebozo, experience what a true authentic Venezuelan meal is like at Aripo’s Venezuelan Arepa House, sink your teeth into Greek and Turkish fanfare at Chara and grab some sushi and sweet potato maki from Sen Sushi Bar.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — Frank Lloyd Wright may not have been born in Chicago, Illinois but he made splashing news all over town in the form of modern architect in the city and its surrounding communities. Taking a tour around this restored historical site will give you an inside view of what Wright’s life was like, what inspired his famous works, his style, who influenced him and many more. In this home, which he built in 1889 at the age of 22, was also where Wright raised his six children together with his wife, Catherine Tobin. There are many other buildings around the city that was built by Wright so, take a map and go have a look around these historic homes during your stay. You should make some time for Oak Park Public Library which is always bustling with activities and people who are doing research, finding information about anything related to the city and its rich cultural diversity. Another wonderful historical attraction that is completely unique to Oak Park is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple. There are regular tours around this center so, take it if you want more detailed explanations about the unique features in this attraction. Do also make a quick stop at Pleasant House, also known as The Farson-Mills mansion. It was built in 1897 in Mills Park with 30 rooms and located strategically near a park; there are year-round tours you can take around its wonderful facilities like venues for conferences, wedding receptions, social gatherings as well as corporate functions. You can also take up a guided tour around the historic Hemingway Museum where all the works, pictures, writings and memorabilia of Ernest Hemingway is showcased. You don’t have to be a fan to enjoy the tour simply because it gives people so much insight into the workings of an intelligent and creative mind.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Oak Park Conservatory is the calming respite from the busy city life that you could be looking for at the end of the day. The garden is gorgeous and well-maintained and there are real jungles and deserts to explore too. The kids will get to learn a lot about hothouses, plants, animals and there is also an open air playground for the kids to cool off after the tour. If you love nature, the outdoors or are looking for a calming respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, organize a group outing to Mills Park. The park is also home to the historic Pleasant Home so, this could be a trip that kills two birds with one stone.
- Other Points of Interest — Oak Park Segway Experience Center is the kind of place you would want to visit if you want to give your trip something of a little twist. Get on a Segway and tour some of the city’s historical architecture and homes together with your family and friends. It will definitely leave a lasting memory for everyone who takes on this challenge.
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